• Franks says he'll resign after ‘discussion of surrogacy' with staffers

    4 days ago - By The Washington Post

    Rep. Trent Franks on Dec. 7 said he'll resign after he had a “discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates.”
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  • Rep. Franks resigns after staff members complain of harassment

    4 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.
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  • The Latest: Ariz. Rep. Franks resigns before Ethics probe

    4 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on Arizona Rep. Trent Franks' resignation :
    7:10 p.m.
    Arizona Republican Trent Franks says he is resigning from the House because he discussed with two female staff aides whether they would consider being a surrogate mother.
    Franks says he deeply regrets "that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress."
    He says his resignation will take effect Jan. 31. He says he will not put his family, staff and fellow lawmakers through "hyperbolized public excoriation."
    Franks says he and his wife, Josephine, have had several failed pregnancies...
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  • Trent Franks resigns amid ethics investigation

    Trent Franks resigns amid ethics investigation

    4 days ago - By Think Progress

    Rep. Trent Franks is resigning after the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into reports he asked two of his female staffers to be a surrogate.
    Full statement from RepTrentFranks on leaving congress after Ethics Committee launched an investigation into asking two female staffers about becoming surrogates for his children. pic.twitter.com/NVpZbgAOUt
    - Kyle Cheney December 7, 2017
    In a statement announcing his resignation Franks wrote:
    Given the nature of numerous allegations and reports across America in recent weeks, I want to make one thing completely clear. I have...
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  • Republican Rep. Trent Franks Will Resign After Discussing Surrogacy With Female Staffers

    4 days ago - By Time

    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced Thursday night he will resign from Congress at the end of January after the House Ethics Committee said it would open an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
    “I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable,” Franks said in a statement. “I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress.”
    Franks said in his statement that had never “physically...
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  • Rep. Trent Franks To Resign From Congress After Asking Staffers About Surrogacy

    Rep. Trent Franks To Resign From Congress After Asking Staffers About Surrogacy

    4 days ago - By NPR

    The Arizona Republican is the third member of Congress to resign this week, saying that he had approached two female subordinates about being a surrogate for his child. (Image credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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  • Rep. Trent Franks To Resign From Congress After Asking Staffers About Surrogacy

    Rep. Trent Franks To Resign From Congress After Asking Staffers About Surrogacy

    4 days ago - By NPR

    The Arizona Republican is the third member of Congress to resign this week, saying that he had approached two female subordinates about being a surrogate for his child. (Image credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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  • GOP Rep. Trent Franks announces resignation after ethics inquiry into his discussion of surrogacy with female staffers

    4 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    WASHINGTON - GOP Rep. Trent Franks announces resignation after ethics inquiry into his discussion of surrogacy with female staffers.
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